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Very peaceful campground in a beautiful national park. The campsites are nestled in among the low trees and brush, with pretty good privacy between most of them. There are a few hikes that lead right out of the campground with good views. And it’s convenient to see the sites in Mesa Verde. Peaceful.
A pretty typical nartional park campground - not many trees - small spaces right off the path. However, the bathrooms are clean and the walk to the walk to the monument is short. I love Hovenweep and was thrilled to have the opportunity to spend the night - giving me the opportunity to photograph both the sunrise and sunset.
This is a large campground in the National Park boundaries. It has camper, RV and tent camp sites as well as 17 group sites. There is a small store and a shower. Each site has a picnic table. You can also get tickets to the Parks attractions, but do this as soon as you get there as reservations can be a day or two out.
Neat and tidy and friendly. This park is in the middle of Cortez, so you literally drive through"historic downtown Cortez" to get there and pull into it right off the main street. That's a little unusual. The park itself is a simple layout; the typical racecourse layout. An oval with sites on both sides as you drive around. The pull through lots are in the middle, of course, and that's where we stayed. When we arrived, we were greeted nicely and directed to our site. Pulled right in, and all the hook ups were in reasonable spots, making our set up easy. We did have to use ONE block on our front passenger tire to keep from hanging by our jack, so I wouldn't say the site was 100% level. Enough room to easily park our rig(29' 3") and our tow vehicle, a Honda Fit. Everything worked fine: water, sewer, electric. Did not use the cable TV that was available, and never even tried the wi-fi. My cell signal was strong enough(middle of town) that I just used a hot spot for the little bit of Netflix streaming we did that evening. The campground is spartan but nice. My only gripes, really, are that the sites are quite close together, and it's near enough to the main street that you do hear some traffic at night. You don't forget you have neighbors. But we'd still recommend this spot.
Great campground! One interesting thing, the entire campground is gravel. The road, the sites, everything, there is no grass which was a little weird at first. However, this campground is really well maintained and a great place to stop if visiting Mesa Verde National Park. The KOA has a short trail that connects to the county dog park which was a HUGE bonus for us as we were traveling with an energetic puppy. The KOA overlooks mountains on all sides and the sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous. I was TERRIFIED of seeing snakes while there, and happy to report we saw none.
We've stayed here twice now. Once in a huge 36 ft toy hauler and now in our 26 ft Class C RV. It's a long dirt road that has a few big bumps, but if you're going slow it's passable in almost any vehicle. There are 13 official camping spots with plenty of room to accommodate a big rig. However, it's important to send a tow car down there to scout there is very little room to turn around at the end if all spots are full! Super quiet with beautiful views overlooking the Mesa. About a 5 to 7 minute drive to the visitor center.
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We camped here in mid October as a stopover between Sedona, AZ and Telluride, CO. The place was very full and several people who arrived after us (5:00pm) did not get a spot. Loop A is quieter as it’s farthest from the bridge/highway above Loop B. Loop A was 100% tents when we were there. Loop B was mostly RV, but we did see a couple of tents there too. Vault toilet was clean. Coming from the red rocks of the Sedona area….arrived to peak fall colors with the golden trees ablaze. It was fantastic. 80 degrees day/40 degrees night. It’s a cool location that really does feel like an oasis with the trees and water.